If you are interested in blogging or want to promote your book, please contact E. B. Davis at writerswhokill@gmail.com.


February Interviews













2/5 Heather Weidner, Glitter, Glam, and Contraband
2/12 Rhys Bowen, Above The Bay of Angels
2/19 Elizabeth Penney, Hems & Homicide
2/26 Annette Dashofy, Under The Radar


Saturday Guest Bloggers:
2/1 Valerie Burns
2/8 Jeannette de Beauvoir
2/15 Kathryn Lane

WWK Bloggers: 2/22 Kait Carson, 1/28 & 1/29 Special Interviews with Agatha Nominees by Paula Gail Benson

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WWK is proud of our four Agatha nominees. Kaye George for Best Short Story--not her first time to be nominated, Connie Berry and Grace Topping for Best First Mystery Novel (wish they weren't having to compete against each other), and Annette Dashofy for Best Contemporary Novel--her fifth nomination!


Congratulations to our writers for the following publications:

Look for Kaye George and Margaret S. Hamilton's short stories in the new Mid-Century Murder by Darkhouse Books. Kaye's story is "Life and Death on the Road" and Margaret's story is titled "4BR/3.5BA Contemporary."


Kaye George's first novel in the Vintage Sweets mystery series, Revenge is Sweet, will be released on March 10th. Look for the interview here on March 11.


Grace Topping's second novel in Laura Bishop staging series, Staging Wars, will be released by Henery Press on April 28th. Look for the interview here on April 29th.


Don't miss Shari Randall's "The Queen of Christmas" available on at Amazon. Shari's holiday story for WWK was too long so she published it for our enjoyment. It's available for 99 cents or on Kindle Unlimited for free!


KM Rockwood's "The Society" and "To Die A Free Man; the Story of Joseph Bowers" are included in the BOULD Awards Anthology, which was released on November 19. KM won second place with a cash prize for "The Society." Congratulations, KM! Kaye George's "Meeting on the Funicular" is also in this anthology, which can be bought for 99 cents on Kindle until November 30.


Paula Gail Benson's story "Wisest, Swiftest, Kindest" appears in Love in the Lowcountry an anthology by the Lowcountry Romance Writers available 11/5 in e-book and print format on Amazon. The anthology includes fourteen stories all based in Charleston, South Carolina.


Kaye George's "Grist for the Mill" was published in A Murder of Crows anthology, edited by Sandra Murphy on October 9th.



Shari Randall will be writing again for St. Martin's, perhaps under a pseudonym. We look forward to reading Shari's Ice Cream Shop Mystery series debuting next year. Congratulations, Shari!

Susan Van Kirk's A Death At Tippett Pond was released on June 15th. Read E. B. Davis's interview with Susan.

Warren Bull's Abraham Lincoln: Seldom Told Stories was released. It is available at: GoRead: https://www.goread.com/book/abraham-lincoln-seldom-told-stories or at Amazon: https://tinyurl.com/ydaklx8p

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Friday, May 25, 2018

Ready Player One byErnest Cline: A Review by Warren Bull

Ready Player One byErnest Cline: A Review by Warren Bull




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Wade Watts is a teenager in the dark and depressive future of 2045. He lives in a stack of no-longer mobile homes with his grandmother who spots his homemade computer and hocks it over his protests. Most people live lives of grinding poverty one step away from being forced into virtual slavery by a ruthless corporation. One bright spot in Wade’s existence is OASIS, a virtual reality game that allows millions of people to escape gritty reality. The 1980s-obsessed creator made the game open to all people but the Innovative Online Industries (IOI) corporation would do anything to take over the game and add it to their schemes to wring as much money as possible out of people who have very little. Within the game that are clues, called Easter Eggs, based on the 1980s that will allow one person to inherit the game and the boundless wealth that the inventor accumulated during his lifetime. When Wade stumbles upon the first clue he attracts the attention of IOI. The head of the corporation makes an offer that Wade refuses, only to discover that the competition is willing to kill him and everyone around him to keep him out of the race.  Wade will have to win to survive the contest. To do that he will have to face off against the forces that force the world into the depressing state it is in.
I’m old enough to remember the 80s, which added to my enjoyment. I remember some of the most obscure moves and television shows mentioned. The mystery is a very good mystery and the author plays fair with the readers.  There is a movie about the book coming out or maybe out already. I haven't seen it.
I think teenagers, their parents and their grandparents could enjoy this together. It held my attention through a long airplane flight and I am happy to recommend it,

4 comments:

Margaret S. Hamilton said...

Warren, you're right. It looks like a great airplane read and I'd like to compare thoughts with my millennial kids.

KM Rockwood said...

Certainly an interesting premise for a book!

Shari Randall said...

Can't wait to see this and compare it to the book. Thanks for sharing, Warren!

Gloria Alden said...

Warren, I'm putting that on my list to read. I'm old enough to remember the 80s, too.